Canyoning at the Casaroro Waterfall near Dumaguete

Canyoning the Casaroro Waterfall: Dumaguete Day Trip



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Just a short jeepney ride from Dumaguete in the mountains separating Negros Oriental from Negros Occidental there is a 70 foot waterfall called Casaroro Falls. I went there one afternoon in June to get out of the city and see what the mountain life had to offer. After a short hike down a path into a narrow river gorge and hopping across slippery rocks, we came to the falls plunging into a sheltered pool.

  • Casaroro Falls - June 2004

    Casaroro Falls - June 2004
    This carved face greets you at the top of the trail down into the river gorge.

  • Casaroro Falls - June 2004

    Casaroro Falls - June 2004
    At the bottom of the gorge, the path winds through dense jungle thickets along the river bank.

  • Casaroro Falls - June 2004

    Casaroro Falls - June 2004
    To get to the falls, you have to scramble across the slippery river rocks.

  • Casaroro Falls - June 2004

    Casaroro Falls - June 2004
    The Casaroro Falls plunge down from a narrow opening 70 feet above a swirling pool.

  • Casaroro Falls - June 2004

    Casaroro Falls - June 2004
    Here you can see the falls and the river as it flows out of the churning plunge pool.

  • Casaroro Falls - June 2004

    Casaroro Falls - June 2004
    The dramatic falls made for a mandatory group photo, from left: Kristin Gilliss, Joe Speicher and Chrissy Speicher.

  • Casaroro Falls - June 2004

    Casaroro Falls - June 2004
    I couldn't resist posing in front of the falls after swimming in the plunge pool; an experience I imagine to be a lot like getting flushed down the toilet.